Owned and operated by Julie Pearce, Dog behaviour and training instructor (GDTA)
Booking & Payment Process:
1. Contact Us & Book an appointment
2. Payment is required in advance - booking will be confirmed upon receipt of lesson fee
3. Cancellation Policy: All cancellations will incur a non-refundable fee of $25.
4. Rescheduled appointments: No fee incurred.
What we do:
DOT DOGS provides positive reinforcement dog training services from our qualified trainers.
We promote and support responsible pet ownership, with compliance with Victorian State government legislative requirements.
We provide owner education and information materials to support their compliance with legislated pet owner responsibilities, animal health, welfare, tethering, transport and training.
We will inform council of any banned procedures or non-authorized equipment use.
We work with reward based and socialization training for puppies and dogs to become well mannered canine citizens.
Our Gentle Dog Trainers Association (GDTA) qualified instructor is an accredited trainer and assessor of the Ideal Dog of Australia TM Dog Obedience Certificate – a Victorian State government approved dog obedience certificate.
The GDTA is one of four approved dog training organisations under the Department of Agriculture (www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/pets/domestic animal businesses/training establishments)
Julie Pearce/DOT DOGS is First Aid qualified and has a First Aid Kit at all consultations.
Julie Pearce/DOT DOGS is capable of applying Pet First Aid
Julie Pearce/DOT DOGS has Police Check and Working with Children approval.
Domestic Animal Business Registration: Municipality for registration of this Domestic Animal Business: Darebin
Occupational Health & Safety:
DOT DOGS applies all levels of care for safety and hygiene in our handling practices for ALL clients in our care - people and dogs.
Animal health and training conditions will always be considered before any training can proceed.
We provide safe working equipment, fresh water supply and have emergency planning & extreme weather conditions policies in place.
COVIDSafe Plan in place, 26 October 2020, as per Victorian State Government requirement.
Professional Memberships and Continuing Professional Development:
Julie Pearce/DOT DOGS is a dog training instructor member of The Gentle Dog Trainers Association (www.gentledogtrainers.com.au) and follows their Code of Ethics.
Julie Pearce/DOT DOGS is a dog training instructor member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia Inc. (www.apdt.com.au) and follows the APDT Code of Ethics.
DOT DOGS is a registered Australian business - ABN: 12 955 479 611
DOT DOGS has Public Liability Insurance cover.
DOT DOGS regularly takes photos of our activities and posts these moments in social media. Please advise if you do not wish to take part in this process.